Wildcats Community Development Officer, Dan Hardy may have lost most of the hair from his body last week, but in the process Children in Need gained to the tune of over £300.
Dan spent over two hours at the mercy of Laura Whittaker in the Angelic Holistic and Beauty Therapy in Wakefield as his arms, legs, chest, back and most painfully, his armpits were all stripped in the name of charity.
Wakefield Wildcats Community Trust have received money from Children in Need for the last year to work with disadvantaged young people in Wakefield.
The ‘Give it a Try; Aim High’ project has worked with over 300 children from the Wakefield area and the project works in partnership with local schools to improve participants self esteem; increase out of school provision for further literacy, numeracy and computer learning; and to promote an active and healthy lifestyle
The project provide participants with a specialised mobile learning facility that is taken into schools grounds as well as a sports activity programme to supplement the work completed in the mobile unit. In addition the Trust offer the young people the opportunities to meet the players and learn important messages from them.
A sore Dan reflected: “It was probably more painful than I thought it was going to be and it was a long two hours on the bed having it done!
“Children in Need is a great charity and as a Community team we’ve seen first hand how the money is being used to benefit young people in our area.
“I’d like to thank everyone who put their hands in their pocket to sponsor me and although she put me through two hours of torture, a special thank-you to Laura and the team at Angelic Holistic and Beauty Therapy for giving up their time and facilities free of charge.”
You can still donate for Dan’s waxing in aid of Children in Need by sending a text with the keyword WAXD99 to 70070.